Minister of Electricity and Water Affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain H.E. Dr. Abdulhussain bin Ali Mirza appointed Mr. Alexander Al Samahiji, SEU’s Solar Energy Expert, as the new Acting Executive Director of the Unit. Mr. Al Samahiji has taken over the management of the Unit from Ms. Nurzat Myrsalieva, Renewable Energy Expert, who has taken a new job role abroad. Mr. Al Samahiji has over 20 years’ experience in management, sustainable construction and information technology. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Kent, a MBA degree from the University of Warwick and a Master’s degree in Solar Energy Engineering from Dalarna University in Sweden.

On this occasion, H.E. the Minister stated that we are very pleased to welcome Mr. Al Samahiji in his new position and look forward that under his leadership SEU will build a path towards a sustainable future in the Kingdom of Bahrain. We would also like to thank the old Acting Executive Director Ms.  Nurzat Myrsalieva for her invaluable contribution to the Unit’s work and wish her all the best in her future endeavors. Ms. Myrsalieva joined the SEU in 2016 and played an instrumental role in the development of the Unit over the past two years. Ms. Myrsalieva has also made valuable contributions to the development of the National Energy Efficiency Action Plan and the National Renewable Energy Action Plan of the Kingdom of Bahrain and actively participated in the development and promotion of key SEU initiatives.